MetalDays receive AGF Award for ecology and sustainabilityJan 20th, 2017
The many small steps and improvements towards ecology and sustainability have paid off: The MetalDays Festival was honored with an AFG Award 2016. The A Greener Festival Award (AFG), that just celebrated its 10th anniversary, goes to festivals that show outstanding efforts concerning ecology and sustainability. For 2016, 25 festivals across 13 countries were awarded. The award’s committee applauds MetalDays’ significant engagement with the process of reducing its environmental impact and its great communication and cooperation with the audience as exemplary.
A few years ago, the festival organizers started to supply every visitor with biodegradable tent pegs and since last year, all plastic crockery is replaced with biodegradable dishes, toilet papers and napkins are made of recycled and organic materials, 50% of meat and dairy food is replaced with vegan food, running clean and drinkable water through the festival area allows the festival visitors to refill their bottles at all times so that there is no need for additional plastic water bottles. They furthermore installed a new sewage and drainage system, that will reduce the amount of plastic chemical toilets used at the festival area.
The organizers of MetalDays are proud and happy about the award and consider it an incentive. They empathize the role of every single visitor in this “green journey” to reduce the environmental impact of the festival that has only just begun and would not be possible without everyone’s help and cooperation. Therefore they would like to encourage their visitors even more to help them and cooperate with them in their green journey endeavors.